Thatched digs on an easy-to-reach, simple island idyll, on an all-inclusive basis
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A lo-fi, castaway paradise in the Maldives on an all-inclusive basis - perks included
For an indescribably beautiful, gimmick-free getaway in the Maldives, look no further than this under-the-radar island. Surrounded by the clear waters of the Indian Ocean, Makunudu offers the kind of low-key luxury that can be hard to find in the world's most glamorous archipelago.
Measuring just six acres and fringed by soda-white sands, this is likely to be the closest you’ll get to a desert island experience, so bring a well-selected soundtrack. There’s no pool, no over-water villas - just natural beauty in a lens-defying league and impeccable Maldivian hospitality. Relax and have fun in paradise with complimentary snorkelling and kayaking. Go deeper and explore the kaleidoscopic house reef with a diving lesson (there’s a PADI centre on site). And a must: venture out on an island-hopping excursion to see more of this utterly astonishing region.
Like your beach retreats tastefully rustic? Bed down in a bungalow that’s true to tradition but subtly modern. Think local woods, soft drapes, natural hues and a tropical bathroom. If you can resist those sweet thatched roofs, you have more willpower than we do.
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